My System has ratings and 42 reviews. Manny said: One of the most influential chess books ever written. Controversy still rages as to whether Nimzovi . 41, Dr. Lasker-Amos Burn,. Nimzowitsch-Marshall,. Nimzowitsch-Alekhine ,. Andersson, Enstrom, Oebert-Nimzowitsch. Yates-Nimzowitsch,. How good is my system? Say i’m a ELO (I use ELO because it is the only measurement of quality, which has shared use), how much will I.

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My System (with The Blockade and other writings)

Jun 10, Andrew rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The fundamentals part 1 are good for beginning players but the second part really helps paint the hypermodern school of thought for me. His fundamental insights into the game are part and parcel of our thinking today, whereas his opening experiments and various too-dogmatic generalizations are no longer relevant. It’s old, but with an old world charm, and its concepts are brilliantly expressed, often even with humour. In the introduction to his essay, Nimzowitsch voices with a complaint probably exaggerated about the reception of his ideas in the years up to and following this article: Few other attempt to be an all-encompassing philosophy on how to play the game and how he saw the seeds of positional evolution in the most chaotic of situations.

If you don’t read My System until after you’ve become an experienced player, you may initially feel disappointed that the material is elementary and almost self-evident. Mark all topics as READ. A simple yet effective approach to chess by one of the best and most famous players of the twentieth century.

Thus this has general training value in addition to education about a specific subject. Aug 19, Serge Pierro rated it really liked it Shelves: PGN format which saves a lot of time setting up a board and resetting positions after following a variation.


Oct 03, Richard Lobo rated it it was amazing. Feb 18, Bhakta Kishor rated it really liked it Nimzovivh Nimzowitsch was one of the chess greats.

Nimzowitsch is an interesting guy. The prose, even in the latest English edition, is not a fun read. In the Ruy Lopez, Tarrasch judgment that several of the lines with a combination of Nimzovicj a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sep 04, Gabriel Schoenfeld rated it it was amazing.

Old games are among the best ways to study. When posting positions, title them appropriately – White to move and win, What’s the best line for black? There was also no ‘text speech’ so they could read difficult books. I will say that working my way through this book gave me a sense of confidence and direction in my game that was previously lacking.

As one of the fathers of the hypermodern school, his mark on the development of chess theory cannot be understated, and this book perfectly encapsulates that positional genius which allowed him to revolutionise the game. I was nlmzovich by it. Still, the best chess book I’ve ever read. Essential reading Written from – as separate journals, My System was the first grandmaster’s book to be published.

Naturally each new installment was more difficult to think through as the book progressed. Oct 9, 6.

For me it’s mainly impressive as a historical book and I’d definitely recommend in that context. Siegbert Tarrasch’s “Schachspiel” and this one are easily my most favorite and most used books about chess. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. So, it’s not syatem that finally I have learned it by heart.



Aug 10, 3. This is the edition I read, which is a large nimzovcih than trade book with lots of room to annotate in the margins and really nicely printed diagrams. Put simply, it throws the fundamental issues of chess play into relief. The concepts and techniques are great.

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I believe there are recent publications that have switched over to the algebraic. This can make the difference between browsing and true appreciation. Bd7, when “the only correct move is of course A must for those serious about reaching candidate master strength.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nimzovitch nimzoich one of the people who helped create the positional school, and some of his maneuvering victories have to be seen to be believed.

The next part, “Positional Play” German: Nf6 has indeed dominated practice, but the characterizations about energy and initiative could be reversed. Yes, open files, the seventh rank, how to treat the pawn chain, doubled pawns, isolated pawns, and so forth. It is a book well worth returning to from time to time as a refresher for aspiring chess players. I’m an awesome player looking for an nmizovich club Jeth16Colderas 48 min ago.

It’s like the pieces come alive, all of a sudden they become vivid and active. Originally over a series of five brochures from tothe book—one of the early works on hypermodernism —introduced many new concepts to followers of the modern school of thought. This book is perfect for any chess fan and is an instant classic.